I am happy to report that my poetry manuscript has been honored with the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, through the African Poetry Book Fund. The poetry manuscript, FUCHSIA, will be out in 2016 from University of Nebraska Press & Amalion Press in Senegal. You can read the press release from APBF here.
The title of the manuscript is from the poem What is Fuchsia, which will be published in the upcoming issue of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters.
Very, very humbling.